Does Xorg need the kernel's DRM?

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at
Wed Apr 22 11:11:32 PDT 2009

The linux kernel should not be installing anything in /usr/include/ 
drm.  Can you please be more specific about what you mean by, "when I  
enable DRM and install the kernel"?  I interpret that as enabling drm  
with 'make config' then doing the standard 'make && make  
modules_install' then copying your kernel to /boot.  None of that  
should touch /usr/include.

On Apr 22, 2009, at 04:26, Angel Tsankov wrote:

> Hello!
> Do I have to enable DRM (in the kernel) in order to build and use  
> Xorg?  I
> am asking this question, because when I enable DRM and install the  
> kernel I
> get some headers in /usr/include/drm.  Then, libdrm (part of Xorg)  
> tries to
> replace these headers with its own ones and I wonder which version  
> of the
> headers I should keep -- the kernel's version or libdrm's version.
> Regards,
> Angel Tsankov
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